Kerouac is on the Road to New Madrid


February 14 Results

Absinthe Minded is Fleeter than Angels

It was snowing at Oaklawn Park and the track was sloppy, but there were no scratches. Afleet of Angels (Afleet Alex - Come On Bid by Spectacular Bid) and Absinthe Minded (Quiet American - Rockford Peach by Great Above) took all the attention from the bettors. By n' by Lord (Saint Liam - Gone Bye Bye by Smart Strike) was 10-1. Afleet of Angels looked good in the paddock. Banducci (Rossini - Piper Piper by Spectacular Bid) was a big longshot, but looked ready for action. Absinthe Minded seemed undisturbed by the weather. It was a fairly even start. Baby It's Mine (Fusaichi Pegasus - Trackofthecat by Forest Wildcat) went to the lead, pursued by Banducci and By n' by Lord. Afleet of Angels and Absinthe Minded were sitting about mid-back. Absinthe Minded made the first move. She came rolling 4-wide and got to the front. Afleet of Angels was now in gear and she moved into second, but she couldn't catch Absinthe Minded. By n' by Lord ended up 8th, but hopefully she'll last longer next time. Watch the Replay.

Result: February 14, 2010
Oaklawn Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

Absinthe Minded $7.00
Afleet of Angels  
W W American  


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Other February 14 Results

Cindy's Joy (filly; Kitten's Joy - Cindy Jean by Rubiano) finished a closing 3rd in her Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream, which was taken off the turf. She really started running late and should improve off this effort. Watch the Replay.

I Am Indy (colt; Saint Liam - Teenage Temper by A. P. Indy) was a late scratch in his Maiden Special Weight race at Turfway because of an injury in the paddock. I did not see what happened. Did anyone else? They did show him in his stall after the scratch was announced. The winner was heavy favorite Starred (Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Five Gold Stars by Mining). Running on late was Pointman Talkin (Point Given - Chalk Talk by Petionville), who took second. He was pretty green out there. It was only his second start, so he may still improve. Watch the Replay.

February 15 Entries

Stakes Entries

The big race for us on Presidents' Day is the 4-year old debut of grade I winner Dublin (colt; Afleet Alex - Classy Mirage by Storm Bird) in the mile Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, post time 6:02 PM ET. Dubin won the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) on September 7 at Saratoga, and then finished 5th in the Champagne (gr. I) on October 10 at Belmont, and 7th in the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on November 1. He had surgery to correct an entrapped epiglottis at the end of the year, and has been working at Oaklawn to prepare for his return. His most recent work was February 11, when he went 4 furlongs in :48.20. Read more about the Southwest Stakes here.

Stakes-placed Miss Afleet Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - Go Again Valid by Valid Appeal) faces 8 in the mile and a sixteenth OBS Championship Filly Division at the Ocala Training Center. Post time is 3:00 PM ET. As a 2-year old, Miss Afleet Alex finished 2nd in the Donnie Wilhite Memorial Handicap on the turf at Louisiana Downs on August 15, and 4th in the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct on November 28. This year she has run once, finishing 3rd in a mile Allowance race on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs on January 15. She has worked once at the Ocala Training Center since that race, going 4 furlongs in :49.00 on February 10 Read more about the OBS Championship here.

Kerouac is a Mystic with Papa Dave

February 15, 2010
Gulfstream Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

1 1/8 miles
3-year olds
Post Time: 2:12 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Warrant Ofc. Cook
2. Mystic
3. City Wolf
4. Papa Dave
5. Kerouac
6. Desert Lord
7. Remittance

Kerouac (Rock Hard Ten - Coronation Cup by Chief's Crown) makes his third start in this 1 1/8 mile contest at Gulfstream. First time out, he finished 6th at a mile on a sloppy track on January 9. Then, he was 7th in a mile race on good turf on February 6. Both of those starts were also at Gulfstream. He brought $100,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III winner Coronation Cup. Coronation Cup has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Colorado Kid and King's Coronation, who earned $236,868.

Desert Lord (Elusive Quality - Desert Queen by Wavering Monarch) finished 2nd, in front of Kerouac, on January 9 at Gulfstream. Previously, he was 2nd in a 6 furlong race at Aqueduct on November 27. He is out of the winning mare Desert Queen. Desert Queen has produced 4 winners, including grade I winner Marylebone.

City Wolf (Giant's Causeway - Baby Zip by Relaunch) finished 4th at Aqueduct on November 27, behind Desert Lord. He has two additional starts. He finished 2nd at 6 furlongs at Belmont on October 10, and 6th at 7 furlongs at Gulfstream on January 14. City Wolf is a half-brother to grade I winner City Zip, and 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper. City Wolf is out of stakes winner Baby Zip, who has produced 6 total winners.

Remittance (Unforgettable Max - Wife's Objection by Slewpy) has made 5 starts, including his last 4 on the turf. He's finished second once, and third three times. One of the third-place finishes came in his most recent start, a mile race on the turf at Gulfstream on January 27. Remittance sold for $42,000 as a weanling, and $330,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Hehasnosay. Remittance's dam, Wife's Objection, is a half-sister to 6 winners, including grade II winner Kingdom Found.

Papa Dave (Victory Gallop - Firm Affair by Colonial Affair) has run three times, finishing 6th at a mile at Churchill Downs on November 8, 3rd at a mile and a sixteenth at Churchill Downs on November 27, and 6th at a mile at Gulfstream on January 7. He is out of the winning mare Firm Affair, who has produced 2 winners.

Warrant Ofc. Cook (Arch - Divine by Topsider) finished 2nd in his debut at 7 furlongs at Churchill Downs on November 15, and then finished 6th in a 7 furlong race at Gulfstream on January 23. He is out of the winning mare Divine. Divine has produced 4 winners. Divine is a half-sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Kudos.

Mystic (Unbridled's Song - Mayville's Magic by Gone West) also ran at Gulfstream on January 23, but in a 6 furlong race, where he finished 8th. He is out of the winning mare Mayville's Magic. Mayville's Magic has produced stakes-placed winners Cabbage Key and Magical Affair. Mayville's Magic is a half-sister to group II winner Sportsworld and group I winner Gay Gallanta.

New Madrid is Channeling Stout Hope

February 15, 2010
Oaklawn Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

1 1/16 miles
3-year olds
Post Time: 5:03 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Stout Hope
2. Rosscat
3. Boom de Ya Da
4. Channeling
5. New Madrid
6. Honour Rocket
7. Endorsement
8. Delong Road
9. Winsor's Music

New Madrid (Rock Hard Ten - Back to Earth by Theatrical (IRE)) makes his second start in this mile and a sixteenth race at Oaklawn. His debut came back on November 15 at Churchill Downs, where he was 6th in a 7 furlong race. He has been working at Oaklawn, including 7 furlongs in 1:29.40 on January 27. He sold for $140,000 as a yearling, and is out of the unraced mare Back to Earth. Back to Earth is a full-sister to grade III winner Laura's Lucky Boy, who earned $426,770. She is also a half-sister to one winner.

Boom de Ya Da (Smoke Glacken - On a Lark by The Prime Minister) and Rosscat (Maria's Mon - Ice Forest by Pine Bluff) finished 3rd and 7th in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Oaklawn Park on January 22. Boom de Ya Da previously ran 5 furlongs at Canterbury on July 19, finishing 4th. He sold for $65,000 as a weanling, and $75,000 as a yearling. He is a half-brother to 3 winners, including stakes winner Mr. Pursuit. His dam, On a Lark, is a half-sister to 12 winners, including grade III winner Warcraft and grade I winner Live the Dream. Rosscat has two other starts, finishing 4th at 6 furlongs at Keeneland on October 29, and 5th at a mile at Churchill Downs on November 18. He is the second foal out of stakes-placed Ice Forest, who earned $135,779. Ice Forest's first foal, Away She Go, is a winner.

Stout Hope (Strong Hope - Sandy's Storm by Storm Cat) has run 5 times. His best finish came in his latest start, when he was 3rd in a mile Maiden Claiming race at Oaklawn on January 16. He is out of stakes-placed Sandy's Storm. Sandy's Storm has produced 7 winners, including stakes winners Field Cat and Estevan.

Honour Rocket (Chapel Royal - Honour Marianne by Honour and Glory) also finished 3rd at Oaklawn on January 16, but in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight race. He previously ran at Churchill Downs on November 26, finishing 2nd at 6 furlongs. Honour Rocket brought $100,000 as a yearling, and $110,000 as a 2-year old. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Honour Marianne. Honour Marianne is a half-sister to 6 winners, including grade II winner Kelly Kip.

Endorsement (Distorted Humor - Charmed Gift by A. P. Indy) finished 7th, behind Honour Rocket on November 26 at Churchill Downs. Subsequently, he finished 2nd in a mile and 40 yard race at Fair Grounds on January 10. A $450,000 yearling, he is out of grade III stakes-placed Charmed Gift, who earned $256,454. Charmed Gift has produced Vistoso, a group I winner in Mexico.

Delong Road (Storm Cat - Tates Creek by Rahy) has run once, in a 6 furlong race at Fair Grounds on January 3. In that race, he acted up at the load, was involved from the beginning, and held on for third. he brought $100,000 at the 2009 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. He is out of champion Tates Creek, who won or placed in 10 stakes and earned $1,471,674. Tates Creek is also a half-sister to grade I winner Sightseek and stakes winner Special Rate.

Completing the field are unraced entrants Channeling (Silver Ghost - Nothing by Chance by Roo Art) and Winsor's Music (Tapit - Saintly Music by Saint Ballado). Channeling is out of the winning mare Nothing by Chance. Nothing by Chance has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including stakes winner His Eyes. His Eyes was a debut winner at Oaklawn Park. Winsor's Music is a half-brother to 2 winners, including one debut winner. His dam, Saintly Music, is a half-sister to one winner.

Other February 15 Entries

Draw a Blank (filly; Saint Liam - Forget About It (IRE) by Be My Guest) goes in race 7 at Gulfstream Park, scheduled for 5 furlongs on the turf. They were off the turf today at Gulfstream, so we'll see. Post time is 4:12 PM ET for this Allowance contest. This will be Draw a Blank's first start at 3. Last year, she broke her maiden in her second start, a 5 furlong race at Presque Isle Downs on July 1. She then ran in the Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies Stakes on August 1, finishing 4th. She finished the year with 2 Allowance tries, finishing 4th at 6 furlongs at River Downs on August 16, and 2nd at 5.5 furlongs at Presque Isle Downs on September 9. She's been working at Gulfstream to prepare for her return, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 on February 9.

Stakes-placed Shrimp Dancer (colt; Kitten's Joy - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) faces 8 in race 9 at Aqueduct, a mile and 70 yard Allowance race for New York-breds. Post time is 4:18 PM ET. Shrimp Dancer has run 6 times, winning once, finishing second once, and third three times, while earning $53,062. He finished 3rd in both the Vision Stakes on the turf at Belmont on October 25, and at a mile and 70 yards on the dirt at Aqueduct in the Damon Runyon Stakes on December 6. Most recently, he finished 2nd in a mile and 70 yard Allowance race at Aqueduct on January 21. Since then, he's worked a couple of times at Belmont, including 3 furlongs in :36.83 on February 13.

Lady Laurie Snow (filly; Afleet Alex - Roused by Saint Ballado) faces 8 in race 6 at Gulfstream, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $50,000). Post time is 3:42 PM ET. Lady Laurie Snow has run 3 times without placing. Most recently, she finished 8th at a mile and a sixteenth on the Gulfstream Park turf on January 13. She's worked several times since then, including 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Palm Meadows on February 11.

Tribecky (filly; Saint Liam - Double Jeopardy by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) goes in race 7 at Turfway Park, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $15,000). Post time is 3:56 PM ET. Tribecky has run three times, finishing 3rd at Keeneland on April 10, 4th at Keeneland on April 24, and 5th at Presque Isle Downs on July 29. She has been working at Tampa Bay, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 on February 9.


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Keouac...shuddcuddawudda had it.  Got boxed on the rail, had to move out..came in a close 2nd.

15 Feb 2010 5:44 PM
Fran Loszynski

Great race Afleet of Angels! You're getting better and better. Your wings are getting stronger and your fan club is getting bigger! Do it for the kids!

16 Feb 2010 7:48 AM
Fran Loszynski

I just noticed your heading that Absinthe Minded is fleeter than Angels- I congratulate Absinthe Minded but don't "Forget" Afleet of Angels' Dad is Afleet Alex and we will win as our "wings" get longer and stronger! Sorry to take up so much space on this blog but Afleet of Angels is dear to my heart.

16 Feb 2010 8:28 AM

Thanks but I think Absinthe Minded is pretty special too.  Her daddy is Quiet American and she is 3/4 to sakes producing mare Delight USA who is mother of Tempus Fugit, Color Me Up and Chippewa Trail.


29 Mar 2010 5:40 PM
bob whorton

where is new new medric racing now

12 Jul 2010 12:53 PM

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